Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Baedeker: 2008 Summer Vacation

Rehoboth Beach, the Delaware Shore, and Cape May, New Jersey

Part II – Lewes, Delaware

A multipart series chronically sites of my 2008 summer vacation!

Lewes (Pronounced like ‘Louis’ in ‘St. Louis’) is the first European settlement in Delaware, founded by Dutch settlers in 1631 as a whaling port. There is large historic district which includes the charming downtown and the the edge of the canal waterfront.

The National Trust designated it a ‘Distinctive Destination’ in 2006.

Lewes is also the southern terminus of the Cape May - Lewis Ferry which I will discuss in Part III.

Here are a few pictures of town:
Canal Waterfront
Cannonball House Marine Museum c. 1765
A cannon ball remains in the foundation from British bombardment in 1813.
Second Street Area
Zwaanendael Museum

Lewes Presbyterian Church

St. Peter's Episcopal Church

Ryves Holt House, oldest home in Delaware built c. 1665!
Miscellaneous Homes

Next: Part III – Cape May, New Jersey

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